Friday, October 30, 2015

Is the Craziness Over Yet?

Angel Fire

Leaving Angel Fire heading to Philmont Scout Ranch...headquarters for Boy Scouts of America


Jane & Henry's where Elk come to feed

Jane and Henry

View off Jane and Henry's balcony
Miz Jane
Elk enjoying the grass
Lobby of the St James Hotel in Cimarron, NM and Yes, it's Haunted!

Famous guest of the hotel
We ventured over to Red River
My babies...Crystal leaving to move on over to Magnolia, Texas...They were going to stay until that Saturday morning but...things progressed pretty fast and they left that Friday evening after work...everyone a little teary eyed and moving very fast!  We got through it...
Granddaughter Samantha...Went with her to a doctor's appointment yesterday because of a lump in her breast scare...Thank God in Heaven it is benign....
The goose that laid several eggs...


THEN...there's the NEW Motor home.  Granted, it's nice to have, to roam the countryside without having to stop somewhere to make sandwiches or...well, you know...breaks.  Lets just do it this way...List.  I love list.

1.  Ford V10 chassis...nice...Air conditioner quit cooling...there's a leak in the line so freon? all leaked out.
2.  We are in New Mexico at 9800 ft...it's 38 degrees and the furnace stops working.  Thank goodness we brought along a plug in heater which really didn't help all that much.  Can you say popsicles?
3.  Windows wouldn't close all the way on my side...
4.  Water leak in the windshield...
5.  The levelers wouldn't retract...that's right...wouldn't go back up, leaving us stranded in the RV park for a second night.  Thankful for the kindness and help from the KOA park manager!  He didn't know us from Adam...pitched us his personal truck keys and said, there's a Walmart down the road...you might be needing groceries???  Wow...just great people.
Called a repairman to get them retracted and headed on back to Waco...The last photo is of Hubby taking it back to the dealership to begin repairs.  Gads, what a month...
Did we enjoy ANY of it?  Yes...being in the total quietness at Jane and Henry's, looking at the Elk from the veranda...drinking a coffee...not thinking about much...yep, that was nice.


14 comments:

Sally said...

Oh my goodness, Donna, such a beautiful place to visit! So glad you enjoyed spending time with friends, and having that break.

Well, the RV? Gads! Glad you made it back home safe.

Crystal and Will. I know! Okay, I don't know but can imagine your feelings on the move. But, thank goodness they're not that far away. Yeah, but still.

Happy news on Sam! Thank the good Lord!

Now, Crystal told me she's going to start blogging again! I sure hope so, and always glad to see you here.

Love you guys!

Sally said...

P.S. I can't believe how tall Will is now! And, Sam just gets more beautiful all the time.

Okay, I'm done now. :)
xoxo-

Jeanette said...

Looks like a great trip! I'm sorry Crystal moved so far away but now you have a good excuse to use the RV more often! In spite of the problems with it, I am SO jealous!

Sandy Trefger said...

Well goodness! What a pain with the new RV!!! Glad the granddaughter's scare is over and all is well. Lovely place it looks like where you were visiting! If you're home put on your life vest. Looks like lots of rain!!!!

Ann said...

Wow that view off the balcony is awesome. I could get used to looking at something like that every day.
Too bad about all the problems with the RV.

Out on the prairie said...

Nice area to play in. Sorry you had mechanical, did you tell the mechanic you were going to make lemonade with the big lemon? Think i would have given it back to them.

Anvilcloud said...

You are certainly having some issues with that thing, but it did lead you to a good time with friends.

bichonpawz said...

I sure am glad to hear you were able to get away for a trip in your RV. The downside being, of course, that you had "issues". We have had issues as well. We went to move it in the yard and it will start, but will not MOVE. We are looking at probably a $3K repair job. My husband is NOT happy. He wants to get rid of it. I am not convinced that is a good idea. The girls do not travel well in the car. It would drive us nuts!! I don't travel well in cars either...Ha! Hopefully we will be able to get it fixed in the springtime. I sure hope yours isn't too expensive. It will be difficult for you to get used to having your daughter so far away, but at least there's Facetime now! I'm so glad to hear the news about Samantha is good. A relief for sure. That place you went to visit is absolutely GORGEOUS! I'd love to live out in the middle of nowhere like that! Happy Halloween Donna! And now I get the award for longest comment EVER!!! Hahahahaha!

Jenny said...

Oh dear. It seems like the nicer the things we invest in, the more hassle they turn out to be. But that Jane and Henry's place though! See, if I lived there? I would NEVER leave. Not even to go to Walmart. I'd send TG. xoxo

Lee said...

First up...I'm so pleased the news for Samantha was good news...good news for all the family..huge sighs of relief no doubt. What a beautiful young woman she is.

From looking at the list of hotel guests of the past, I can well imagine their spirits linger. What an interesting history the hotel has.

Great photos...wonderful post. :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like quite an adventure! I'd actually like to tour in a RV, but where I don't know.

What a beautiful girl Samantha is. Absolutely stunning.

GR x

(formerly Crystal Jigsaw)

Joan said...

Sounds like you have had a time of it with the RV. At least your holding tank didn't disingage and fall off at a Provincial Park Campground ... lol wow that was a stinky mess. Oh yeah the time when the transmission quit working while we were going up a hill.... haaaa. It's all about the experience however.... once everything gets ironed out you should be fine.

Judy said...

My kind of living!!

Crystal said...

It's November lady!post something!!